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M6.0 Hazrat-e Sa'id (Hindukush) Earthquake, 2004


10 August 2004


ESE of Hazrat-e Sa'id, Badakhshan


20:11:42 UTC (00:41:42 AT)


36.444 N (ISC)


70.796 E (ISC)


196.1  kms (ISC)


Mw 6.0 (NEIC; HRV)

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A strong earthquake struck the Hindukush Mountains in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on 10 August 2004 at 00:41 AM local time. It injured at least 2 people and was felt in many parts of eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. It had a magnitude of Mw=6.0.

The earthquake was centred 2.7 kilometres ESE of Hazrat-e Sa'id (Badakhdhan), Afghanistan,
9.6 kilometres S of Ghowryad-e Gharemi (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
27.3 kilometres N of Sarsang (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
62.3 kms N of Shahr-e Pari (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
78.6 kms SSE of Fezyabad (Badakhshan), Afghanistan,
97.3 kms WNW of Chitral (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan,
117 kms ESE of Taloqan (Takkhar), Afghanistan,
254 kms NE of Bagram Airbase, Kabul (Kabol), Afghanistan,
279 kms NNW of Peshawar (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan

2 persons were injured at Manshera in an unspecified earthquake related accident, in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) in northern Pakistan. Strong tremors were felt in Badakhshan, Balkh, Konduz and Takkhar provinces in north-east Afghanistan and also in the capital, Kabul. In neighbouring Pakistan, the quake was felt at Abbottabad, Chitral, Islamabad, Parachinar, Peshawar and Swat. Tremors were also experienced as far as Lahore in the Punjab. The earthquake is also reported to have been felt at Gurgaon in India, Dushanbe in Tajikistan and at Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

01) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire.
02) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
04) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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